State & Local

The ‘Fundamental Shift in Federalism’ Under Trump

States and localities are interacting with the federal government differently under the new administration on matters of health care, immigration and a host of other issues.

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Mayors Celebrate Immigrants While Facing ICE’s New ‘Non-Cooperative’ City List

“We’re all trying to figure out what is accomplished by this list and how it is going to be used,” according to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

The States Where Work-Related Fatality Rates Are the Highest

A new AFL-CIO report looks at the geography of workplace deaths and injuries.


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An Arizona Town ‘That Would Like to Secede and Carry On Its Own Lifestyle’

Jerome embodies spirit of Wild West even as its buildings slide downhill toward Verde Valley.

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How Can Honolulu Ease Its Cost of Living Pains and Other Resilience Challenges?

New Chief Resilience Officer Jason Stanbro’s résumé makes him well equipped to confront shocks and stresses like climate change, homelessness and natural disasters.

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How Prepared Is Your State for the Next Public Health Disaster?

Overall, public health systems in this nation are in a better state than they were several years ago, but major inequalities persist.

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Nevada Fights the Latest Attempt to Give It the Nation’s Nuclear Waste

A Congressional hearing on a bill to revive the Yucca Mountain facility pits Nevadans against everyone else.

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Will Trump Help Houston Prepare for Hurricane Disaster?

Also in our State and Local Digest: Louisiana tax plan halted; class-action lawsuit over N.Y. subway accessibility; and dry conditions prompt venomous snake warning in Florida.

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Doing Less Time: Some States Cut Back on Probation

Georgia is among several states that are looking to reduce the time that offenders spend on probation to help them successfully re-enter society.

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In Phoenix, Waymo Is Trying to Hit Uber Where It Hurts

The competitor is targeting residents of Arizona's largest city, where one of the ride-hailing giant's self-driving cars recently flipped.

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The Restaurants Hurt Most by Minimum-Wage Hikes

A new study finds that the eateries most likely to suffer are those that diners already feel lukewarm about.

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Mayors, Sessions Talk ‘Sanctuary Cities’ as Federal Judge Blocks Trump Order

“We don’t have all the clarity that we need,” Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler told Route Fifty.

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What CIOs Can Learn About Hacktivists From Oklahoma’s ‘Hoodie Incident’

“They’re trying to get their message out,” Oklahoma’s CIO said during the NASCIO mid-year conference being held this week near the nation’s capital.


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